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The Keeping Room (2014)

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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

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Augusta
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Mad
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Moses
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Henry
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Caleb
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Moll
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Bill
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Alma (as Anna Maria Nabirye)
Luminita Filimon ...
Prudence
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Carriage Driver (as Jarman Charles Augustus)
Zefir ...
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Delia Riciu ...
Mary
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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. Written by Anonymous

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Some things are worth fighting for

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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25 September 2015 (USA)  »

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En defensa propia  »

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$4,328 (USA) (25 September 2015)

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$27,166 (USA) (27 November 2015)
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Olivia Wilde was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Brit Marling replaced her. See more »

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[first lines]
Louise: Heard you shoot. What was it?
Augusta: Somethin' small n' fast.
Louise: Rabbit?
Augusta: Maybe. I don't know if it was even really there. Once that gun goes off, everythin' livin' is gone.
Louise: Why's it so hard when the only thing there is you and the rabbit?
Mad: [serving up stew] The wood is big and the rabbit's small.
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The Girl & The Night
Written and Performed by Emily Barker
Produced by Martin Phipps
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Keeping safe
26 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm not familiar with the source material, but it seems to be very important to some people and it seems to have made an impact on those who read it. As the filmmaker says herself (accompanied by the lead actress), this is a western unlike the ones we are used to see. It's not a showoff and it has female leads, who are strong yet fragile too.

Some might call it feminist, with the a bad stigma, but that would not be a fair assessment. It has female leads as our heroes and there a lot of bad men in this too. But it has the quality to surpass that. And if you don't mind the slow pace this is a really gripping watch. It has it's moments/spikes of violence too, because it's all about survival ...


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